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Information from the Immigration Bureau related to the Great East Japan Earthquake


UPDATED December 1, 2014

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Visualize Your Japanese

Founded in 1975, Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute is now approaching 40 years of experience in Japanese language, as well as cultural competence. From its start, SNG has strove to perfect its visual learning Japanese methods (recently adapted for Smart device software). Unlike other schools where books are the run-of-the-mill, SNG has an original method with cards of various colors and shapes. In light of this tradition, at SNG you may also now enjoy its new online contents, the VLJ, with extensive grammar exercises, self-quizes, vocabulary and practical grammar explanations by the method's founder. With it's diverse student body, why not come and visualize your Japanese at SNG?


Our students receive discount school cards and discounted commuter passes


- Intensive Weekday Courses
- Business Japanese Course
- Tourism Business Japanese Course
- Short Courses (Summer,etc.)
- Off-campus Cooperate Business Japanese Training, and others.

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Address:
2-9-7 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
TEL:
03-5273-0044
E-mail:
snginfo@sng.ac.jp
Website:
www.sng.ac.jp/

Academy of Language Arts

JAPANESE FOR COMMUNICATION!!

Founded in 1984, Academy of Language Arts (ALA) is located in the heart of Tokyo and renowned for its history. Enhancing learners' conversation skills has been our main educational objective since our foundation. In our general conversation course, learners study in a relaxed multinational environment. ALA is a highly reputable language institute that specializes in business Japanese training, develops and conducts the TCCB (Business Communication Measurement Test). We offer a multitude of programs to meet your goals. Hone your business Japanese skills with our private and company lessons. Whatever your language goals may be, ALA will help you reach them!


3 months intensive course starts in January 13, 2015.


- Short-term conversation course (Intensive / part-time)
- Student visa acquirable course (Intensive / 6 months ~)
- Private lessons/In-company lessons (General / Business)
- Business Communication Measurement Test (TCCB)
- 外国人社員育成コース

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Address:
No.2 Tobundo Bldg., 2-16, Ageba-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0824
TEL:
03-3235-0071
E-mail:
info@ala-japan.com
Website:
www.ala-japan.com

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ)

Let's study "real-life" Japanese with friends from 30 different countries!

Established in 1988, Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ) has been engaged in "cross-cultural communication" through Japanese-language education. Students will get to study in the same building as Japanese students who are studying to become Japanese teachers. It's a great environment for those learning Japanese! We are conveniently located only one minute from Shinjuku Station. You can choose from several courses and curricula are designed to match a variety of needs. Get in touch to arrange a trial lesson and take a test to check your level — both are absolutely free!


- Daily Course / Mon.-Fri. Morning or Afternoon
- Business Japanese Course / Tue. & Thu. Evening
- JLPT Special Prep Course / Sat. Afternoon
- Private Lesson
- International Student Course (with Student visa)

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Address:
1-17-1-7F Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
TEL:
03-3342-8001
E-mail:
info@tcj-nihongo.com
Website:
http://tcj-jp.com/en/

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI makes you improve real communication

Founded in 1987, KAI Japanese Language School is a reputable Japanese language school in Tokyo certified by the IALC (International Association of Language Centres). Since our foundation, we've attracted students from about 40 countries all the time, who use Japanese as the common language of communication both in and out of the classroom. At KAI, students live Japanese! Our three main programs cover most comers. First, the General Course, targeted at students aiming to master Japanese. The Practical Conversation Course is a conversation program on a shorter-term basis. The Business Japanese Course is perfect if you're serious to work in Japan.


- General Course (intensive & communication oriented)
- Business Japanese Course 200 (preparation for work in Japan)
- Practical Conversation Course (flexible & conversation focused)
- Summer courses (Grammar&Conversation and JLPT)
- 50+ Course (language & culture for senior learners)

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Address:
Miyuki Bldg., 1-15-18, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
TEL:
03-3205-1356
E-mail:
admission@kaij.co.jp
Website:
en.kaij.jp/

ARC ACADEMY Japanese Language School

Conveniently located near major stations

Since it was established in 1986, multinational students from more than 50 countries have studied at ARC Academy. Our well-trained and motivated teachers help students master communication skills as naturally as possible through realistic intercultural communication. The lessons include not only the language but also how and in what manner the sentences are used in different situations. Our schools in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, Osaka and Kyoto are all conveniently located close to major train and subway stations and offer various courses according to students' needs. Our friendly English-speaking staff will be happy to assist you in finding the right course.


- Intensive Course from 4 days to 3 months or longer
- Business Japanese Class in Shibuya
- Private Lesson at our schools/in your office
- Customized training programs for corporate clients

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Address:
2-14-7 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
TEL:
03-3409-0391
E-mail:
shibuya@arc.ac.jp
Website:
en.arc-academy.net/

Evergreen Language School

Founded in 1949

So far, Evergreen has accepted students from 70 countries and most of the graduates have gone to college and universities for further study. Some have gone into business and have been successfully working for Japanese and foreign affiliated companies. Others have been contributing to their countries working for their government or established their own companies after returning to their homeland. April course student visa registration open!! Apply now for the April Course.


- One-Month Internsive
- PRIVATE & COMPANY
- PREP FOR JLPT(N1,2,3)
- Business / Daily Japanese
- Home / Company Lessons

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Address:
1-21-18 Yutenji, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
03-3713-4958
E-mail:
info@evergreen.gr.jp
Website:
http://www.evergreen.gr.jp/japanese_inEnglish.html

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin
JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (JLI)

School for practical and business Japanese

Founded in 1967 by the nonprofit International Education Center, JLI has attracted more than 7,000 students from over 90 countries. The features of JLI are: 1) stressing Japanese conversation skills with practical application for business and daily situations; 2) utilizing user-friendly original textbooks written in both Japanese and English (Basic to Pre-intermediate); 3) learning Japanese via TV news and dailies, honing writing and presentation skills (Intermediate to Advanced); 4) targeting business-people, families of expats, spouses of Japanese, other adult learners; 5) diverse student body. JLI is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo, a three-minute walk from Yotsuya Station.


Try-out Lesson: You may come and observe the class of your choice for the Regular as well as the Part-time Programs before you sign up.


- Regular Program (Daytime Intensive): Mon. through Fri., 9:00 - 12:20
- Early Morning Course: One or two days a week, 60 min. per lesson
- Afternoon Course: One or two days a week, 90 to 120min. per lesson
- Evening Courses: One or two days a week, 90 to 120 min. per lesson
- Saturday Course: 120 - 180 min. per lesson

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Address:
1-21 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
03-3359-9600
E-mail:
jli-info@nichibei.ac.jp
Website:
www.nichibei.ac.jp/jli

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto offers Japanese lessons especially for residents

Coto Japanese Language Academy teaches Japanese to long-term residents of Japan and those on a short stay. Our classes are small, and we use original materials to allow students of all levels to master the necessary daily conversational skills — the kind textbooks don't teach well. Our flexible system is praised by our students, as they can balance their study into busy schedules. Our mainly Western students are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. With a relaxed environment, Coto is perfect for serious students, and our experienced instructors are friendly and professional. We know you'll enjoy studying with us!


Free level check offered


- 4 Week Intensive Course
- Nihongo Plus! Group Lesson
- JLPT Course
- Private Lesson
- Dispatch Lesson

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Address:
4-9-4 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL:
03-6261-4515
E-mail:
info@cotoacademy.com
Website:
http://cotoacademy.com/

Sun Academy NIHONGO Center

Sun Academy is a Yale University accredited Japanese language school that offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the needs of its students, be they business people, diplomats, housewives, students, or children. What makes us different? (1) Small class sizes (2-5 students), (2) Conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo (close to Roppongi and Nogizaka stations), (3) Hands-on lessons designed to facilitate rapid acquisition of the skills you need to communicate effectively.


No registration fee until January 31, 2015!


Early morning: 8:00-9:00 Morning: 10:30-12:00
Afternoon: 12:00-13:30/14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30 Evening: 18:30-20:00/19:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-12:00/13:00-15:00/15:30-17:30 Culture: Twice a month
Private lessons: any time, any place using customized materials

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Address:
101 L'immeuble Nogizaka Bldg., 9-6-30 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
TEL:
03-3470-0041
E-mail:
info@sanc-jp.com
Website:
www.sanc-jp.com/index_e.html
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Academy of Language Arts

Academy of Language Arts
Wachio Ohinata
Principal

Practical training builds up Japanese skills for comminication!

Our educational aim is that learners become to be able to not only get Japanese knowledge and understand Japanese, but also communicate well in Japanese. We provide practical training with our students in order for them to use it in actual society once they study new subjects. Even if leaners who start from zero Japanese, we assure that they have strong ability in Japanese as of their graduation. Therefore, our graduates acquired good communication skills at ALA.
We have offered Japanese language education of practical communication consistently since our foundation. It has resulted in being highly evaluated in the training of global human resource development in Japanese companies.

Coto Japanese Language Academy

Coto Japanese Language Academy
Yukiko Watanabe

Learn to Speak, Learn to Live

Improve your Japanese so that you can enjoy your life here in your own unique way! Since starting in 2000, we have been offering communication-focused lessons aimed at foreign residents living in Japan, rather than those here as exchange students. Because of this, we put a lot of effort into developing our own teaching materials to equip you with realistic Japanese that you can use in your everyday life. What’s more, in order to promote conversation ability, classes are kept small with a maximum of eight students. We also offer a free Japanese checking service to our students so they can check their Japanese in an important or work-related situation.

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
Takahide Ezoe
Director

My aim: To visualize your Japanese

Since the founding of Shinjuku Nihongo Gakko in 1975, I learned that students could not be taught "by the book" alone and that a new method for learning Japanese was necessary. Most of us see before we speak, so I sought to show Japanese to students. Visualized learning Japanese is an original method, simple and practical-nearly 40 years in the making! With grammar cards of various colors and shapes, students have the tools to learn efficiently and progress independently. Not only is my method effective for foreigners, but for the hard-of-hearing (deaf) as well. In light of this tradition, I have adapted this method to Smart device software-the VLJ.

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin
Oi
President of Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin

Seeking Excellence in Japanese Language Acquisition

In order to meet the needs of adult, multinational and intelligent Japanese learners, our instructors have been developing various teaching methods, techniques and materials. Throughout the program, the focus is on practical conversational skills in business and daily situations, with an eye to mastering authentic Japanese pronunciation and intonation. Lessons proceed through a four-step process of introduction, practice, development and reinforcement. Practical exercises such as role-playing, speechmaking, mock interview and presentations are used for class activities. The progressive style of learning covers from hiragana and katakana to the kanji of the JLPT N1 level. Alongside language proficiency, Japanese culture, customs and business manners are introduced. Teaching materials are customized to the students' objective and level. The textbook "NIHONGO EXPRESS," authored by our instructors, has just been published from Ask Publishing and will be used in the basic class.

KAI Japanese Language School

KAI Japanese Language School
Hiroko Yamamoto
Director

Striving for innovation that makes learners improve communication skills more efficiently

Sticking to the multinational environment, KAI Japanese Language School has kept researching and developing original teaching methods suitable for those learners for 27 years since its foundation. Understanding both the weakness and strength of learners from non-kanji (Chinese characters) countries, KAI specially designs curriculums necessary to overcome the common obstacles they very likely encounter. KAI is also among the first to start using digital educational material in and out of the classroom to let them learn in a more fun and efficient way. Now KAI's students can self-study with their iPhones or iPads at home or even while waiting for their friends. KAI still keeps striving for innovation so that their students can improve their Japanese even faster and easier.

ARC ACADEMY Japanese Language School

ARC ACADEMY Japanese Language School
Endo Yumiko
Principal

We support your autonomous learning

Is there a knack for improving Japanese? The answer is 'Yes.' If you make a plan for your goal and manage your way of studying, your Japanese will surely get better.
Autonomous learning is important when you learn a language. It, however, is very difficult to take charge of your own learning. ARC Academy therefore help students' autonomous learning with the help of our professional teachers and systematically support students to study toward their goal.
Those who know how to achieve their destination by themselves will become active human resources in various fields.

Sun Academy NIHONGO Center

Sun Academy NIHONGO Center
Andreas Bauer

Small but mighty

If you are working full-time, finding a Japanese language course in Tokyo is surprisingly difficult as most schools offer classes only during work hours.
After a long search I hit it lucky with the Sun Academy NIHONGO Center.
They are a small gem with very friendly and talented teachers, conveniently located and offering totally flexible course times, with very early, late and weekend classes. Both in small groups or individually.
In private classes you can use whatever book you prefer, but they also developed their own study books. These are well thought out, fun, have really cute illustrations and are a great extension to any book you might already own.

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School

Tokyo Central Japanese Language Schools
Hiroko Abe
Director, Curriculum Coordinator

Japanese Education at TCJ

Individual students have different backgrounds and objectives for studying Japanese.
However, they have something in common. Their biggest goal is achieving Japanese ability and interacting with people. So TCJ arranges classes according to the learning level and the common language in the classroom is Japanese with international atmosphere. You can learn kanji in a special and unique way. So even if you are from non-kanji countries, you will learn them properly.
We focus on providing a better environment for each student.To meet various needs, TCJ offer elective classes for students every three months. For students who aim to go on to college or pursue qualifications, we teach to the test. For businesspeople and long-term residents we also have classes for conversation and real-world materials.